Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Plant is a twin nuclear power station located on Hutchinson Island, near Ft. Pierce, Florida in St. Lucie County. Both units are Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactors. Florida Power & Light commissioned the station in 1976 and continues to operate the station. Minor shares of Unit 2 are owned by the Florida Municipal Power Agency (8.81%) and the Orlando Utilities Commission (6.08%).

The Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Plant contains two nuclear reactors in separate containment buildings. However, the plant does not have the classic hyperboloid cooling towers found at many inland reactor sites; instead, it uses nearby ocean water for coolant of the secondary system.

In 2003 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) extended the operating licenses of the St. Lucie units by twenty years, to March 1, 2036 for Unit 1 and April 6, 2043 for Unit 2.

St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant
Country United States
Locale Port St. Lucie, Florida
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: March 1, 1976
Unit 2: June 10, 1983
Licence expiration Unit 1: March 1, 2036
Unit 2: April 6, 2043
Operator(s) Florida Power & Light
Architect(s) Ebasco

Reactor information
Reactors operational 2 x 839 MW
Reactor type(s) Pressurized water reactor
Reactor supplier(s) Combustion Engineering

Power generation information
Annual generation 11,390 GW·h

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